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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

James Marvin Young

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    72d New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 6, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, USA
Citation
With two companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position; was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him to within the Union lines.
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Young
Medal of Honor Recipient James M. Young
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chautauqua County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 2, 1898
  • Born: December 2, 1843, Ellicott, Erie County, NY, United States
  • Died: November 30, 1913, Jamestown, NY, United States
  • Buried: Lake View Cemetery (PM) (Highland Sec.-4), Jamestown, NY, United States
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